The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking four (4) volunteers to begin
in early May 2017 for up to 8 months to join the 14th Crazy Ant Strike Team
(CAST 14) Expedition to Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge to continue
work towards eradicating an infestation of the Yellow Crazy Ant (YCA) and
to monitor seabirds and other wildlife. Johnston Atoll is located in the
central Pacific Ocean about 720 nautical miles west-southwest of Honolulu
and is uninhabited except for the four volunteers and one crew leader.
Applicants must be willing and able to work 48 hours per week. Must be
physically fit and able to walk 10 miles a day over variable terrain, lift
and carry 50 lbs, ride a bicycle, swim, be able to perform repetitive
stooping and bending motions and be able to perform all duties in various
weather conditions including high heat and humidity, strong winds, and
rain. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well
independently as well as closely in a small group. All CAST members must
follow all pesticide and safety protocols. Qualified applicants MUST
possess a valid passport that will not expire before June 2018. Possession
of a valid U.S. driver=E2=80=99s license is preferred.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the positions will
remain open until filled. Interviews may begin as early as late January so
candidates are encouraged to apply early.
For the full position description and for instructions on how to apply,
please see the posting on Texas A&M:
Contact Katrina Scheiner with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.